Samir Elsharbaty

  1. The Wikipedia community in Iraq is looking for volunteers

    Iraqi Wikipedians held a workshop in Baghdad to share their Wikipedia editing experiences with potential editors.... Read more

  2. Community digest: New tool eases reuse of Creative Commons-licensed photos, news in brief

    Wikimedia Germany has created a new tool that will help re-users of Wikimedia Commons content comply with the requirements of Creative Commons’ free licenses. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about the Wikipedia Education program, GLAM wiki, Women’s history month editathons, and more.... Read more

  3. “I will never be quite as proud of something as my writing about women”: May Hachem

    Three years after joining Wikipedia as a student editor, May Hachem has been able to build successful partnerships, mentor hundreds of new editors, and contribute content to Wikipedia.... Read more

  4. Community digest: WikiFundi, an offline editing platform for Wikipedia; news in brief

    WikiFundi, a tool that allows offline editing of Wikipedia will be used by students in over 300 African schools. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes efforts from around the globe to commemorate the women’s history month, Enterprise MediaWiki Conference 2017, Train the trainer program workshops in India and more.... Read more

  5. Community Digest: Using data to visualize Wikipedia knowledge gaps; news in brief

    This group has compared data from Wikidata to define the knowledge gaps on Wikimedia projects about Africa. The resulting visualizations helped make the gaps easier to understand for anyone. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes the second WikiCite in Vienna, the Danish and Ukrainian Wikipedia communities celebrate their Wikipedia anniversary, an effort to commemorate the WWI era o... Read more

  6. Community digest: Norwegian-Armenian partnership to improve Wikipedia’s content on the two countries; news in brief

    Wikipedians in Armenia and Norway collaborated in a cross-cultural writing contest. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes a program to support open-source science in Germany, events celebrating Black History Month and Women History Month, updates about Wikimania 2017, and more.... Read more

  7. Quebec City mosque shooting: In the wake of tragedy, Wikipedia responds with facts

    Two weeks ago, many people around the globe were affected by the news of the Quebec City mosque shooting. Wikipedia editors quickly documented the tragedy on Wikipedia. ... Read more

  8. Nurunnaby Chowdhury Hasive, building the Bengali Wikipedia

    Since becoming a Wikipedia editor, Hasive has tried to add something new to Wikipedia every day. He has visited over 30 universities across his country, Bangladesh, to tell the students about Wikipedia, co-organized events to encourage people to edit, and published a style guide book about the Bengali Wikipedia.... Read more

  9. Community digest: Dutch Wikipedia rewards prolific contributors with owls; news in brief

    The Dutch Wikipedia community shows appreciation to their best contributors each year with little statues of owls. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from MediaWiki and Phabricator, new grants program opens for applications, Wikipedia events around the world, and more.... Read more

  10. “I knew that once I started, I wouldn’t be able to stop writing”: Başak Tosun

    Eleven years after hesitating to join Wikipedia, Başak Tosun has now created over 1,100 articles. “Many artists, writers and scientists were missing on Wikipedia,” she says. “I felt empowered knowing I could do something about it.”... Read more